Fatal motor vehicle-pedestrian accident Oct. 19 in Apache Junction

A female pedestrian was struck by a vehicle early today on Delaware Drive in Apache Junction and has died from her injuries, police said. The incident occurred at approximately 5:45 a.m. Friday, Oct. 19, Rob McDaniel, community resource coordinator for the Apache Junction Police Department, said in an e-mail. “A motorist was traveling southbound on […]

State trooper injured in Apache Junction motorcycle accident

Superstition Fire and Medical District paramedics provided care for an injured Arizona Department of Pubic Safety trooper in the early morning hours of Oct. 17, a fire official said. “The trooper, a motor officer, was injured when the motorcycle he was riding collided with a car on Ironwood Road, just south of the (U.S. Highway) […]

Superstition Fire and Medical District offering free smoke alarms in October

The Superstition Fire and Medical District is celebrating fire and life safety the entire month of October with free smoke alarms and fire-prevention materials for residents. “Every home needs working smoke alarms. They are life-saving and can cut the risk of dying in a home fire in half,” Tina Gerola. the fire district’s community risk […]

Q-and-A with Superstition Fire and Medical District board candidate Kathleen Chamberlain

Three area residents are running for two seats on the Superstition Fire and Medical District Governing Board in the Nov. 6 general election. The Apache Junction/Gold Canyon Independent e-mailed questionnaires to the candidates. They will be posted online in the order they were received. Name: Kathleen Chamberlain Age: 67 Education: Masters in technology, bachelor of […]

Q-and-A with Superstition Fire and Medical District board candidate Todd House

Three area residents are running for two seats on the Superstition Fire and Medical District Governing Board in the Nov. 6 general election. The Apache Junction/Gold Canyon Independent e-mailed questionnaires to the candidates. They will be posted online in the order they were received. Name: Todd House Age: 62 Education: High school, 1974; automotive trade […]

3 injured in motor-vehicle accident in Apache Junction

Several units from the Superstition Fire and Medical District and the Mesa Fire and Medical Department responded to a motor-vehicle accident Sept. 25 at Ironwood and Baseline in Apache Junction, a fire official said. “The accident occurred just after 11:30 a.m. and injured a total of three persons,” SFMD Assistant Chief/Fire Marshal Richard Ochs said […]

Open burning allowed Oct. 1-April 30, Superstition Fire and Medical District says

The Superstition Fire and Medical District, in cooperation with Pinal County Air Quality, will cease open-burning restrictions effective Oct. 1. Outdoor cooking fires and small recreational or warming fires do not require a permit. All other burning requires a valid burn permit as issued by Pinal County Air Quality, according to a release. “As always, […]

Q-and-A with Superstition Fire and Medical District board candidate Gene Gehrt

Three area residents are running for two seats on the Superstition Fire and Medical District Governing Board in the Nov. 6 general election. The Apache Junction/Gold Canyon Independent e-mailed questionnaires to the candidates. They will be posted online in the order they were received. Name: Gene Gehrt Personal: 70 years old. Retired since 2000. Married […]

$2 million grant to fund additional firefighters at Superstition Fire and Medical District

The Superstition Fire and Medical District has been awarded a $2,003,706 federal firefighter assistance grant. The fire district encompasses 62 square miles, including Apache Junction and Gold Canyon. The grant, provided by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Emergency Management Agency, is a funding opportunity for Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency […]

1 adult dead, trapped under Apache Junction school bus, official says

[Update: The motorcycle rider, Clinton Pennington, 36, died as a result of injuries he suffered, Rob McDaniel, community resource coordinator for the Apache Junction Police Department, said in a release. The school bus was traveling north on Phelps Drive and was entering an apartment complex in the 300 block of North Phelps. Mr.Ā Pennington was driving […]